MVP Fab 5 Football Rankings Week 2; Talk about a lost weekend


MVP’s Fab 5 Football Rankings

It wasn’t the start the Miami Valley was expecting for a season that
offered so much promise. The good news? It happened in Week 1. There are
nine more games. See where last week’s dust settled on the Week 2 Fab

Which was bigger news opening weekend?

Option 1:
The GWOC Central went 1-5.

Option 2: Coldwater,
St. Henry, Marion Local and Delphos St. John’s went 0-4?

It wasn’t the start the Miami Valley was expecting for a season that
offered so much promise. The good news? It happened in Week 1. There are
nine more games.

That being said, here’s
how this week’s MVP Fab 5 polls shake out…

Division I

1. Troy (1-0)
The Trojans shut out a solid
Chaminade Julienne team 30-0 and held the Eagles to just 53 yards
rushing. They had four TOs as well. Now things get ratcheted up ten-fold
with a visit from Middletown (1-0) looming.
Previous: 2

2. Wayne (0-1)
A failed 2-point conversion attempt (or was it?) sealed the Warriors
fate in a 32-31 loss to Middletown. In didn’t help that Wayne was 1-of-5
in PATs for the game. This week a long bus
to Canton McKinley awaits. The Bulldogs are coming off a
28-24 loss to Youngstown Mooney.
Previous: 4

3. Centerville (0-1)
Not the start head coach Ron Ullery and the Elks wanted. Centerville
turned the ball over five times in the second half of a 33-14 loss to
visiting Cincinnati Elder. Turn the page.
The Elks face Indianapolis Cathedral (0-2) in the Herbstreit Classic
Monday at Ohio Stadium. The game is at 3 p.m. and can be seen on ESPNU.
Previous: 3

4. Northmont (0-1)
Sure the T-Bolts 28-14 loss to Hamilton is shocking but when you
consider Northmont was missing two starting DL and senior LB Kaleb
Ringer (Michigan recruit) you can start to understand why. What’s
unsettling though is the fact the T-Bolt offense only generated 14
points. It doesn’t get any easier this week at Princeton (1-0).
Previous: 1

5. Springboro (0-1)
The Panthers offense was impressive, but their defense faltered in a
38-28 loss to visiting Mason. Senior RB Jalen Campbell ran for 213 yards
and two TDs, but the Boro D gave up 240 yards and four TDs to Mason RB
Daryl Johnson. This week the Panthers travel
to Sycamore (1-0), which ran for 345 yards last week in a win over
Withrow. Uh-oh.
Previous: NR


BEST OF THE REST: Beavercreek
(1-0), Xenia (1-0)

Division II

1. Trotwood-Madison (1-0)
The Rams broke in their new stadium turf by taking down Thurgood Marshall 35-21 in the team’s first
football meeting ever. To say it was heated is an understatement. Next
up is another City League test – Dunbar (1-0).
Previous: 1

2. Piqua (1-0)
Senior RB Jon Dembski rambled for 222 yards and three TDs as the Indians
opened with a convincing 29-7 victory over Lima Senior. Now they hit
the road where they’ll be a favorite at host Fairfield (0-1).
Previous: 2

3. Tecumseh (1-0)
The Arrows won a shootout at D-I sleeper Fairborn 45-32. RB Derek
Riffell was the big gun, rushing for 214 yards and three TDs (two in the
fourth quarter) on 29 carries. Now Tecumseh gets another huge test with
another road game at D-II No. 5 Butler.
Previous: 3

4. Tippecanoe (1-0)
The Red Devils limited Graham to 152 total yards in a 34-13 win.
Sophomore FB Jacob Hall was Tipp’s leading rusher (124 yards and a TD),
while junior RB Nick Fischer scored two TDs. Next up is a test from
visiting Greenville (0-1).
Previous: 4

5. Butler
The Aviators move into the Fab 5 after an impressive 39-13 road win at
Greenville. Behind its massive OL, Butler generated 444 total yards,
including 365 on the ground. Senior RB Tyler Jones was the main cog,
churning out 288 yards and four TDs on 14 carries. Jones averaged an
amazing 20.6 yards per carry. Butler gets D-II No. 3 Tecumseh (1-0) this
week in their home opener.
Previous: NR

DROPPED OUT: Franklin (1-0; beat Carlisle 28-12)

BEST OF THE REST: Franklin (1-0), West Carrollton

Division III

1. Alter (1-0)
Led by an impressive performance from junior QB Malik Zaire, the Knights
beat their neighborhood rival Fairmont
for the seventh straight season 38-6. Zaire ran for 132 yards and two
TDs and threw for 87 and another TD. This week visiting  Cleveland East
Tech (1-0) is on the docket.
Previous: 1

2. Springfield Shawnee (1-0)
It was a little tougher than most thought it would be but the Braves
survived host Springfield Catholic 20-14.Wearing a Superman t-shirt
under his pads – literally – senior QB Brad Jarzab threw for two TDs and
ran for another as Shawnee scored 14 fourth quarter points to rally.
Now the Braves travel to upstart West Carrollton (1-0).
Previous: 2

3. Eaton (1-0)
The Eagles outgained visiting Oxford Talawanda 352-26 in total yards en
route to a decisive 51-14 win. Senior QB Cole French threw for 237 yards
and two TDs, senior RB Nathan Clark ran for 117 yards and three TDs and
senior WR Joey McCafferty returned a punt for a TD, in addition to
having over 100 yards receiving. Eaton gets a real test in visiting D-VI
No. 3 St. Henry this week. Wow. What a game.
Previous: 3

4. Dunbar (1-0)
We knew the Wolverines were going to be good and they proved it to
Valley View, handing the host Spartans a 28-24 setback. Now things get
amped up with a visit from D-II No. 1 Trotwood-Madison (1-0) looming.
Previous: 4

5. Ben Logan (1-0)
The Raiders were impressive in routing Riverside 57-13. Led by junior QB
Trent Rodenberger (ran for three TDs and threw for another), BL racked
up 631 total yards. The Raiders ran for 470. Now they step it up a
little with a visit from West Liberty-Salem (1-0).
Previous: 5


BEST OF THE REST: Thurgood Marshall (0-1), Kenton
Ridge (1-0), Carroll (0-1)

Division IV

1. Fenwick (1-0)
The Falcons ran over visiting Oakwood 53-12. Senior QB Austin Gearing
(Miami, Oh) ran for 183 yards and three TDs on 10 carries and completed
4-of-7 passes for 81 yards. Fenwick is at Oxford Talawanda (0-1) this
Previous: 1

2. Waynesville (1-0)
So how good are the Spartans? We will find out this week with a visit
from rival and D-IV No. 3 Clinton-Massie (1-0). As for the first test?
The Spartans passed that with flying colors, dismantling highly-regarded
host East Clinton 41-7. Despite tossing a first quarter interception
that was returned for the Astros only score, senior QB Luke Creditt
completed 8-of-12 passes for 132 yards and a TD and ran for 128 yards
and another TD on 15 carries.
Previous: 2

3. Clinton-Massie (1-0)
The Falcons won their 33rd straight regular season game and recorded
their fourth straight shutout in the “Cider Keg” series with a 34-0 win
over Blanchester. Massie held Blanchester to 18 yards in the second half
and recorded three turnovers. This week the Falcons head down State
Route 73 to take on host Waynesville (1-0).
Previous: 3

4. Chaminade Julienne (0-1)
The Eagles got shut out in their opener and lost 30-0. Yet they remain
No. 4? That defeat came at the hands of Troy. How many D-IV teams in
these rankings could hang with
the Trojans? Answer: None. This
week CJ faces another stiff test in visiting Thurgood Marshall (0-1).
Previous: 4

5. Milton-Union (1-0)
Despite turning the ball over five times, The Bulldogs beat a solid
Miami East squad 21-14. Now they hit the road again for a game at
Oakwood (0-1).
Previous: NR

DROPPED OUT: No. 5 Valley View (lost 28-24 to

BEST OF THE REST: Valley View (0-1), Brookville
(1-0), Carlisle (0-1)

Division V

1. Coldwater (0-1)
The Cavaliers dropped their opener but don’t drop in these rankings. We
still think their the best D-V team in the Miami Valley. Their loss, a
24-17 setback, came against visiting Kenton who is ranked No. 1 in the
state in the D-IV Muscle Milk and JJHuddle Power Poll. Lets see if
Coldwater losses another one this year. As for this week, the Cavs hit
the road for a lengthy bus trip to Hicksville (0-1).
Previous: 1

2. LCC (1-0)
The Thunderbirds outlasted
Delphos St. John’s 21-14 to pick up their first win in the series since
2007. Michigan State recruit and
LCC senior QB Tyler O’Connor finished 11-of-21 for 121 yards and two
INTs. He also ran for 41 yards. This week LCC heads to Convoy Crestview
Previous: 2

3. Anna (1-0)
The Rockets put it to visiting Lehman Catholic 61-14. Now they take a
long bus trip and a shot at host Sherwood Fairview (0-1).
Previous: 3

4. Versailles (1-0)
The Tigers beat a good D-II team in visiting Celina 31-28 on a last
second field goal. Now they hit the road as an overwhelming favorite at
Graham (0-1), an old Southwest Rivers Conference rival.
Previous: 4

5. Covington (1-0)
The Buccs notched a solid road win with an impressive 43-20 decision at
New Bremen. Defensively Covington forced four TOs. Senior QB Isaiah
Winston led the offense by throwing two TDs and running for another.
Cross County Conference action starts in Week 2 with a visit from
Mississinawa Valley (0-1).
Previous: 5


BEST OF THE REST: Dixie (1-0), West Liberty-Salem
(1-0), Miami East (0-1)

Division VI

1. Minster (1-0)
The Wildcats beat rival Fort Loramie 26-5. Despite four first half
turnovers, Minster outgained the Redskins 367-64 in total yards. The
Wildcats are at Lehman Catholic (0-1) this week.
Previous: 2

2. Delphos St. John’s (0-1)
The Blue Jays lost 21-14 to Lima Central Catholic but bump up two spots
with a solid showing against the T-Birds. The defense held LCC QB and
Michigan State recruit Tyler O’Connor to 11-of-21 passing for 121 yards
and two INTs. Things don’t get any easier this week with Big School
power Detroit (MI) Central Catholic coming to Delphos.
Previous: 4

3. St. Henry (0-1)
The Redskins laid an egg against visiting Marion Pleasant, falling
behind 34-13 at half before losing 41-34. Junior QB Kyle Stahl threw
three TDs and ran for another. This week St. Henry has another huge
non-conference clash at high-powered D-III contender Eaton (1-0).
Previous: 1

4. Marion Local (0-1)
The Flyers dropped a tough 13-7 decision in OT at Lima Shawnee.
Turnovers (three second half interceptions) doomed ML which faces Our
Lady of Mount Carmel Secondary (CA) at home.
Previous: 3

5. Springfield Catholic (0-1)
The Irish lost their opener and debut at No. 3? Yep. We think
Springfield Shawnee is going to be a very good team. And SCC gave the
Braves everything they could handle in a 20-14 loss. Expect the Irish to
get in the win column this week at Greenon (0-1).
Previous: NR

DROPPED OUT: No. 5 Fort Loramie (lost 26-5 to

BEST OF THE REST: Fort Loramie (0-1), Bradford (1-0)

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